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K-8 tech use increases, and libraries get Future Ready

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
December 4th, 2015

Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week

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I can’t fit all of our news stories here, though, so feel free to visit eSchoolNews.com and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

The 21 best apps for autism
The experts at Common Sense Graphite, a national nonprofit, curate their best apps for working with students on the autism spectrum.

K-8 classroom technology use increasing
Technology use is increasing, with 4 out of 5 teachers saying they will use classroom technology more frequently during the 2015-2016 school year.

Every Student Succeeds Act shifts more power to states
While a “new and improved” version of the hotly-debated No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) would still require reading and math testing in grades 3-8 and once in high school, states would have much more leeway when it comes to defining teaching and learning objectives and outlining accountability measures.

Is your library going Future Ready too?
During the past year, more than 1,900 superintendents have signed the Future Ready Pledge, part of a broadly-defined initiative to promote digital transformation in American schools. Superintendents across the nation are signing on the dotted line with a commitment to promote and support digital ways of teaching, learning, and leading.